Ramisia brasiliensiss Glaz.
Ramisia reclinata Glaz. ex Heimerl
Ramisia brasiliensis is a semideciduous tree with a dense, elongate crown; it can grow 7 - 18 metres tall. The short, more or less cylindrical bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its low quality wood. It can be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland. Providing a good shade, the tree can be used in landscaping parks and large gardens[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest, mainly in more open areas and secondary formations; favouring alluvial river valleys[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a moist, fertile soil, but tolerant of dry conditions[
The tree resprouts freely from the base after being cut down or damaged by fire. It ends up forming a multi-trunked tree and is one of the few tree species able to survive in the degraded pastures in eastern Brazil.
A fast-growing tree that tolerates difficult conditions, it can be used in reforestation schemes for restoring native woodland[
The wood is thick-textured, cross-grained, moderately heavy, with poor mechanical properties and not very durable. A low quality wood, only used locally for items such as crates, ceilings, plywood, toys and door fillings[
The wood is used for fuel, but it is of poor quality[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 20 days[
]. When the seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 5 - 6 months later[
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